by Juan Cole: The US and the Russian Federation agreed Friday that from Saturday there would be a “regime of calm” in most of Syria. Two areas where clashes have broken out…
DUBAI (Reuters) - Moderate candidates allied to President Hassan Rouhani came out strongest in a second round of parliamentary elections in Iran, unofficial results showed on Saturday, but they appeared unlikely to win an overall majority.
A Tennessee high school teacher is getting a lot of attention in news reports and social media, for showing students a popular horror movie. Entertainment Weekly reports that the unnamed teacher showed the movie Human Centipede 2, which has been described as a “torture porn” style of horror film. Show More Summary
As of this month, the Zappa Family Trust has revoked Dweezil Zappa’s legal right to perform renditions of his father’s music under the band name Zappa Plays Zappa. The ZFT promises to levy a $150,000 fine against Dweezil each time he plays any Frank Zappa composition while using the band name that he has toured... Show More Summary
A woman in Auckland, New Zealand recently had a serious problem regarding a library book overdue 67 years. She approached the Epsom Library in the largest New Zealand secret and she quietly told the head clerk of the public library system about her overdue library book. Show More Summary
To spank or not to spank has been a debate for decades. Both sides of the argument are extremely passionate about why they believe their side is the right one, and how the other side is wrong. It turns out, according to a new study, that spanking is wrong and could emotionally damage your children.... Show More Summary
There’s at least one woman coming forward as “Becky with the good hair.”
Richie Bowers said on Friday that Fairfax Underground should remove “lewd and horrible” remarks made about Nicole Mittendorff.
Thailand in the first quarter of 2016 became the world leader in the export of rice.
Bernie Sanders and his campaign were proven truthful once again as an independent investigation into a data breach found that the DNC grossly overreacted by cutting off his access to voter data. Four months ago, a firewall failure in...Show More Summary
The new documentary Elstree 1976 examines the lives of the bit and supporting players in the first Star Wars filmwith many jockeying for cash on the convention circuit.
Ukrainian forces have accused militia in the southeast of the country (Donbass) of having shelled their positions over 40 times in the past 24 hours.
By By James Miller| ( RFE/RL ) | – – On June 29, 2014, when Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gave a speech from the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq, announcing the…
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Spain's Ferrovial said it won't offer in future the service of running Australia's controversial offshore detention centers for refugees and asylum seekers, after buying a controlling stake in the Australian firm that operates the centers.
It’s a tale of saints and singers: a new Polish musical is bringing some pizzazz to the story of its beloved native son, the late pope John Paul II. “We’re trying to create something big,” says the show’s writer Michal Kaczmarczyk. “We will tell his whole life...
San Antonio police officers found an eight-week-old human fetus in a woman’s purse while arresting her for drug possession. The woman, 32-year-old Bernadette Rivera, was confronted by police at a local park after she violated the park’s curfew hours. Show More Summary
A Navy commander who fled Cambodia's killing fields to become a decorated U.S. military officer was sentenced to 78 months in prison.
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in China on Saturday, discussing bilateral ties.
The San Jose Sharks better hope the whole black-cat-crossing-your-path-means-bad-luck thing is nothing more than a myth. If it isn't, the Sharks won't be making it to the next round of the National Hockey League Stanley Cup Playoffs. On...Show More Summary
Written by Bridge Initiative Team | Bridge | – – If anything is part and parcel of American democracy, it’s the idea that voters can, and should, communicate their ideas and concerns…